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What are Your FAV 2-for-1 Meals (Leftovers)?

post #1 of 12
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HellO!

I was reading in one of the other MP threads about planing your meal plan with leftovers in mind. I don't have a CLUE about that! I try...and fail!

So, what are YOUR favorite 2-for-1 meals/ingrediants?

THanks!

Mrs Bernstein
post #2 of 12
I don't do this a ton, but some of the ones we always do are to cook a spiral ham, then use what's left for sandwiches, ham and potato soup, ham and cheese omelettes. Or if I cook a roast, we'll have roast one night and french dips another. And there's always some left for sandwiches. Same with a turkey or a chicken. I'd cook a whole bird, then have soup, a casserole, chicken/turkey pot pie, wraps.

Those are my standby's. Good luck!
post #3 of 12
There's the classic "rubber chicken" where you roast a chicken that you can serve with the side dishes of your choice on day 1, then on day two you can make something like chicken enchiladas or chicken sandwiches with the leftovers, then day 3 you make chicken soup.
post #4 of 12
Chili is a good one. Chili one night, then chili dogs or chili on baked potatoes the 2nd night. Then Tamale Pie the 3rd night.
I also make spaghetti sauce for pasta the first night and use it as pizza sauce the 2nd night sometimes.
post #5 of 12
Roast a chicken, next day something with chicken meat...pasta dish, whatever. Then the next day I make soup. usually cream of roasted veggie soup. That's more like 3 for one. I get my bucks worth out of a chicken!
post #6 of 12
I make a pork loin roast. Then I eat half of it for dinner and lunches, and take the other half and make pork loin stew. Oh, my, goodness. It's my favorite stew! Mmmmmm.

I make turkey. Then turkey pot pie, hot turkey sandwiches, cold turkey sandwiches for lunches, and then turkey rice soup.

Pot roast. Shredded beef tacos or enchiladas. Roast beef sandwiches. Beef pot pie or shepherd's pie. Beef noodle or beef barley soup.

Ham. Western Omelettes. Ham sandwiches. Soup with the hambone, some kind of bean or pea (mmmmm...split pea and ham soup...). Country ham with eggs over medium and toast. Mmmmmm...mac'n' cheese with ham.

It goes on and on...
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by courtenay_e View Post
I make a pork loin roast. Then I eat half of it for dinner and lunches, and take the other half and make pork loin stew. Oh, my, goodness. It's my favorite stew! Mmmmmm.
Do you have a recipe for pork loin stew? I'm going to make a pork roast this week, and I've never made a pork stew...I'm also trying to be more cognizant of using up leftovers, 2-for-1 meals, etc.

We make extra roast chicken for dinner one night, and make chicken salad with it the next day. Or we make a big batch of chili, eat some with biscuits for dinner. Then, either freeze portions, or serve with jacket (baked) potatoes another night. But, that's about the extent of my 2-for-1 ideas, LOL!
post #8 of 12
Chicken- I roast 2 whole chickens one night- of course we have chicken with sides that day. The next day, I normally make chicken soup- very large batch. THen the next day I make chicken pot pie from the soup. Then another night I make spinach artichoke dip- and add chicken to make it a meal in one.
post #9 of 12
I have another minute- so I thought I would add a few more ideas.

If I am making a roast- making an extra large one leaves me left overs for steak quesedillas or meat salad (grind up the left over beef add mayo and relish) or use the left over meat, add veggies and make a soup.

Left over turkey- I will often cook turkey and I know we won't eat the whole thing- planning to make turkey enchiladas (flour tortilla, cream cheese, turkey, cheddar cheese, roll and put enchilada sauce over), turkey pot pie, turkey broccoli rice casserole- or my hubbies favorite turkey zucchini stuffing casserole (lefotver turkey added to a casserole that consists of about 6 c shredded zucchini, 1 cup onion, 1 cup carrots, can of cream of soup, cup of sour cream sandwhiched between 1 box of stuffing mix/ mixed 1/2 cup butter)

You can also plan to make the cheesey potato casserole (hashbrowns, can of cream of, some sour cream and some cheddar cheese)- with added meat and veggie- I like this with ham and broccoli- so I plan extra ham to add to it.

I plan extra mash potatoes so I can make potato pancakes or potato eggs as we call them- mashed potato mixed with some eggs- add a little extra milk if you like- chopped onion is good in it too- stire well and fry.

I now try to plan extra spinach artichoke dip to put in crescent rolls and then bake- but extra spin dip at my house doesn't happen easily LOL.

Extra pork roast at my house almost always becomes BBQ pork sandwhiches.

Brenda
post #10 of 12
Whole birds are always good...expecially if you don't go heavy on their flavoring so they can be used for other things. We're not crazy about dark meat so I typically cook up a few breasts with salt/pepper/garlic powder and then keep them in the fridge. I did it this week and it looked like this...

Sunday Dinner: Chicken in lime and tequila
Monday Lunch for DP: the lime chicken in a wrap
Monday Dinner: A seasoned breast cut up and simmered in curry sauce with potatoes, and peas served over rice.
Tuesday Lunch: Curry chicken and rice
Tuesday Dinner: non chicken entrée but with a starter of chicken Caesar salad
Wednesday lunch: no chicken (amazing!)
Wednesday Dinner: I got the chicken to just heated through and the slathered them with bbq sauce. Grilled till the sauce got nice and thick.
Thursday lunch BBQ chicken

And then we were FINALLY out of chicken!
post #11 of 12
I usually cube and freeze half of the leftover ham/chicken/turkey and make soup with the rest. The frozen cubed meat is for quiche, turkey/chicken pot pie, lentils or split pea soup, etc.
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